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I was thinking of painting my oak kitchen cabinets white. How do I prepare the wood to be painted? Can I lightly sand them or does the old finish need to be completely stripped off? Also, what type of paint is best...oil, latex, flat, satin, gloss?
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Read the painting topic on my website at www.bobf.info. I have done this several times. Sand lightly if necessary, with fine sandpaper. Wipe down wth a liquid deglosser (petroleum base, not latex). Prime immediately with an oil primer.

You can paint with a latex paint if you wish, but it won't last; fingerprints badly and softens with humidity. So use oil enamel. Will probably need two coats.

The oak grain will show through but less with the number of coats. IMHO the grain doesn't look offensive.
 
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As to sheen, I prefer semi-gloss. Flat sheen will not be durable; gloss is too much IMHO.
 
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It depends what color you like! For example, I like bright colors so, I want to make all my house such way! As for kitchen, I imagine it in some yellow colors, some variants for it, like lemon, sand yellow, it also can be mix of these colors + orange too!
But you need to choose what you like!

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